Regional cyclists need more chances to excel

Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was the headline attraction at last year's Coupe de Hue in Vietnam, where Bach Ma National Park was the setting for an epic climb in the first stage.
Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was the headline attraction at last year's Coupe de Hue in Vietnam, where Bach Ma National Park was the setting for an epic climb in the first stage.PHOTO COURTESY OF BALCONY MEDIA GROUP
Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was the headline attraction at last year's Coupe de Hue in Vietnam, where Bach Ma National Park was the setting for an epic climb in the first stage.
Former Tour de France champion Cadel Evans was the headline attraction at last year's Coupe de Hue in Vietnam, where Bach Ma National Park was the setting for an epic climb in the first stage.PHOTO COURTESY OF BALCONY MEDIA GROUP

More events need to be staged in South-east Asia if the region is to raise the profile of cycling, says 2011 Tour de France champion Cadel Evans.

"Events are the first step, having rides and races people can participate in to get a feel for the sport," the Australian told The Straits Times in a recent e-mail interview.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on December 03, 2020, with the headline 'Regional cyclists need more chances to excel'. Subscribe